MMPCIA announces its 23rd Annual Neighborhood House Tour on Sunday, June 10, 2012!

For more than 22 years the community of Mount Morris Park has been opening our doors and inviting New Yorkers from across the island and tourists from around the world into our homes.

Over those two decades, we’ve seen us change from a struggling but determined group of residents to a beautiful and thriving community.

One thing that’s remained constant, however, is the character of our neighborhood. That’s what we showcase each year in our house tour and what we’ve chosen to particularly celebrate this year.

Scenes of Mount Morris ParkThis is character that takes many forms. It’s the character of the long-time residents who were determined to take Harlem through another, more lasting renaissance. It’s the historic character of original architecture that homeowners maintained as they revitalized brownstones. It’s the character that landlords and tenants have “decorated in” to new construction.

And it’s the characters themselves that call Mount Morris home, adding color and vivacity to an already-exuberant neighborhood. Wherever it comes from, this year especially, we say Character(s) Welcome!

Don’t miss this day full of history & inspiration:

11 AM to 4 PM: Follow the Self-Guided Tour of Homes at your leisure. Guests will visit 10 venues including inside brownstone homes, urban live/work apartments and landmark churches.

1 PM and 3 PM: Join the Architectural Walking Tour
and explore this historic neighborhood’s rich architectural detail and history.

12 Noon and 2 PM: Go Inside & Intimate in Historic Harlem with Yale-trained architect and historian, John Reddick. You’ll explore inside three extraordinary houses in the Mount Morris Park Historic District that are not on the regular tour and ordinarily strictly private. Group size is limited. This 1.5 hour walk requires a separate ticket. Sorry! Sold out.

We’re no longer offering advance sales. Tickets are still available at the tour start. See you there!

23rd Annual House Tour Tickets: $30

Shine or Rain—Everything begins at the Tour Start:

The Pelham Fritz Community Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West (aka Fifth Avenue) and West 122 Street. Here you can buy tickets, get your walking tour guidebook, pick up tickets reserved in advance at Will Call, check out the souvenirs and meet the Walking Tour Guides.

How to get here: Subways: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, and 4, 5, & 6 to 125th Street. Buses: M1, M7 and M102. Driving: Enter your start point below.

Our president and vice president share a bit about this event on NBC news. Watch the replay …

 

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A proud sponsor of the 23rd Annual Mount Morris Park House Tour

 

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